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Treatment Plan

In order to create an individual treatment plan, practitioners use different approaches to make a diagnosis. Diagnoses are based on a careful assessment of the 4 methods: Observation, Hearing & Olfaction, Inquiry and Palpation

In order to classify the diagnosis, we consider the 8 Principles and how this relates to Qi/ Blood /Body Fluidswhich: 

  • Yin/Yang

  • Interior/Exterior 

  • Excess/Deficiency

  • Heat/Cold


Practitioners also use the 5 Elements Theory to understand the balance of Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal in the body and the relationship between Heaven- Men- Earth.  From there, we assess the location of properties in the body: 

  • 11 Zang-Fu (organs) differentiation

  • 8 Extraordinary Vessels

  • 6 Channels (Tai Yang-Shao Yang-Yang Ming-Tai Yin- Shao Yin-Jue Yin)

  • 6 Stages, 4 Levels, 3 Jiaos 


In Chinese medicine, practitioners not only focus on the symptoms/branches of the imbalance, we always look for the cause/root. The cause of a disease can be due to: 

  • External causes, or the 6 Pathogenic Factors (cold, heat, dryness, dampness, wind, summer heat) 

  • Internal causes, including the 7 Emotions (anger, happy, worry, sadness, pensiveness, fear and fright) 

  • Miscellaneous causes, that could include diet, lifestyle, exercise, sex, etc.


With all of the above factors in mind, practitioners make treatment recommendations. Treatment plans often include a number of modalities, such as Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Tuina, Cupping, Guasha, Traditional Chinese Dietary and Herbs.

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